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Three road trips against enemies of the Conference Powers and a trip to Orlando highlight Nebraska’s non-conference schedule 2022-23 released Monday afternoon. The Hulkers will be tested, under the guidance of Year 4 coach Fred Hojberg, and can face up to seven strong conference teams in off-campus play. Under Hoiberg, the NU table has ranked first at 35 in each of the past two seasons, including sixth in 2020-21.

“There is no doubt that this non-conference schedule will prepare us for the top ten,” Hojberg said. “We’re playing in a great stadium in Orlando, where we’ll likely face three heavyweight teams in four days, plus the Gavitt Games game in St. John’s and against Boston College in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. When you add the annual game against Creighton, plus Game in Kansas City against Kansas State, there are plenty of opportunities to win good victories. Our team is excited for the next challenge.”

The Huskers will play three of their first four regular season games at Pinnacle Bank Arena, including games with Maine (November 7) and Omaha (November 10). Maine and Omaha will both begin serving as the new head coaches. Chris Markwood will make his debut as Maine coach in the Huskers’ season opener, while Chris Crutchfield, who played basketball and soccer in Omaha, is in his first season leading the Maverick program.

NU will travel to Queens, New York, for a match with Saint John at the Gavitt Tipoff Games on November 17. Red Storm has brought back four starters, including All-Big East guard Posh Alexander, and welcomes a pair of transfers at David Jones (DePaul) and Andre Corbelo (St Johns). The Huskers will return home to play a game against the Arkansas Pine Bluff on Sunday, November 20.

Nebraska will play four of its next five games away from home, starting with the ESPN Invitational (November 24, 25, and 27). The stadium’s eight-team bracket will be announced soon, but the eight-team field includes Florida State, Memphis, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Seton Hall, Siena and Stanford along with the Huskers.

After the trip to Orlando, the Huskers will host Boston College in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (November 30) before traveling to Omaha on December 4 for the annual game with Creighton returning the bulk of their roster from last season.

The final two non-conference ties will take place in NU before Christmas, as the Huskers travel to Kansas City for a neutral-location game against Kansas State at the T-Mobile Center (December 17) before returning to the Pinnacle Bank Arena to face the Queens. League on December 20, as part of Battle at the Vault. The Queens moved to 30-4 last season and moved to the First Division in 2022-23, and are a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference.

The Huskers will also play a pair of showtime games this season. NU will open to Chadron State on Sunday, October 23, at the Pinnacle Bank Arena and travel to Colorado. Details of the NU-Colorado match will be announced at a later date.

Season tickets for 2022-23 start at just $120 and include 14 regular season games, including 10 Big Ten matches. The Huskers’ match against the University of Queens is not included in the season ticket package and details for this event will be announced soon. Season Pass holders for the 2022-23 season will have the opportunity to purchase Battle Passes in the Vault event and will receive more information via email.

The conference house roster includes the Big Ten regular season champions from Wisconsin and Illinois, as well as Big Ten Tournament champion Iowa. The deadline to join the waiting list is August 1, and the Seat Yourself upgrade program will be August 16-19.

Nebraska 2022-23 non-conference schedule

The date of the discount site
Sunday, October 23, Chadron State (exh.) Pinnacle Bank Arena
To be announced later in Colorado (Charity Fair) Boulder, Colorado (CU Event Center)
Monday, November 7 Maine Pinnacle Bank Arena
Thursday, November 10, Omaha Pinnacle Arena Bank
Thursday, November 17 at St. John’s (Japhet Games) Queens, NY (Karnesca Arena)
Sunday, November 20 Arkansas Pine Bluff Pinnacle Arena Bank
Thursday, November 24 vs. TBA (ESPN Invitational) Orlando Fla. (HP Field House)
Friday, November 25 vs. TBA (ESPN Invitational) Orlando Fla. (HP Field House)
Sunday, November 27 vs. TBA (ESPN Invitational) Orlando Florida (HP Field House)
Wednesday, November 30, Boston College (ACC/B1G) Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sunday, December 4, Creighton Omaha, NE (Chi Wellness Center)
Saturday, December 17 against Kansas State, Kansas City, Missouri (T-Mobile Center)
Tuesday, December 20, Queen’s University *Pinnacle Bank Arena

* – The December 20 match with Queen’s University is part of the Battle of the Vault event. Not included in Husker men’s basketball season ticket packages

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